Mr. CQT and I had a nice trip to Red Deer today for the annual Central Alberta Quilt Guild show. Actually, I dropped him off at the motorcycle dealership, and went to the show myself. That way, we both enjoyed the trip.
This is a great show, with gorgeous quilts and LOTS of vendors. It is really well done for a show done by a smaller centre. It has a huge draw, with people coming from Calgary, Edmonton and beyond.
I arrived just before the door opened, and there were about 100 people in line! I made a good choice - I decided to go look at the quilts first. The other 99 people headed over to the vendor booths and I was all by myself wandering amongst the quilts. Since I actually remembered to take my camera, it was great. I could take lots of pictures with no one getting in the way!
After that, I wandered around the vendor booths. I only bought one thing - a DVD, "Sally Collins teaches Precision Piecing". Mostly, the vendors this year were selling kits. Tons of kits! I looked at them, but kept thinking about all the fabric (and a couple or six kits) I have sitting in my sewing room. I really, really don't need any more! So, I looked for new templates and notions, and really didn't see any. I looked at books and patterns, but nothing jumped out at me, so my Visa did not get the workout it expected.
Here is a slideshow of some of the quilts. I probably took pictures only of a third of the quilts that were there. These were the ones that inspired me. I discovered something -- I really have to learn to hold the camera straight! I hope you don't get too sea sick looking at these!